January 3, 2011

the basement ( playroom )

Welcome to our basement..it's the girls playroom ( with a little spot for mom and dad to sit ), a space we developed from scratch oh, 7 months ago, that hasn't been getting much use.








It's a budget space. Tight budget :) There's alot of ikea, and alot of toys ( wish there was a tighter budget there ;) We added the trim this weekend, painted and arranged for the umteenth time. Let's see if we start using it now....

39 comments:

Sarah said...

Looks great, I love Ikea and that rug is fantastic. Great job x

Kathysue said...

It looks like a great space and you used one of my favorite rugs, looks good to me!!! Kathysue
Ps Be sure and come by to help celebrate my one year blogaversary tomorrow, I can't beileve it has been a year already,KS

GeorgyG design said...

What a great looking playroom, one that I would certainly use. Ikea is fantastic for storage and I am hoping to go there again soon to get more boxes for the kids Christmas toys. G

Sarah B said...

It looks great Sarah, very stylish I love the Ikea ( so so wish we had Ikea in Tasmania) and the art. Isn't that LV book fantastic?

LatteLisa said...

This looks beautiful. It's about good taste, not the money, right? ;-)

Before Christmas we bought exactly the same toy storage boxes in pink and red and I'm happy to say that the toys are in them!

AppleTree said...

It's cute! We have a basement full of toys too and somehow they end up in the living room every time.

Laura Trevey said...

Love all the stuffed animals in tubs... just the way it should be for a playroom, filled!

The Zhush said...

Loving what you have done here! Can't imagine that you won't be using it now...and I really feel ya' on the toy thing! Basement looks great!

Chic Geek said...

Oh. My. Gosh. AMAZING
I absolutely adore that space, and it's your basement?! I love that IKEA rug and have been wishing I had a space to use it in!
Happy New Year!

Sara Mueller said...

It looks great! You did a great job!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I think it's great and I love the color scheme - black/white with a splash of pink, fabulous. Doesn't look like a tight budget at all, nice job!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

So cute! Is that rug from Ikea?? We're thinking of using it in our dining room....

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

People want to be at the heart of the home - usually the kitchen and the basement, no matter how beautifully designed it is, often is the right foot. However when your girls are teenagers they will probably love the room. Looks like somewhere I would want to be!

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Ahh yes, the basement. The one space in every home we have ever had that has never been used to its full potential...but as long as it looks good I am happy.

Love the rug & panel, it looks great and all those toys!! Lucky little girls. ;)

Staley Mc said...

I love it!!! And I am really loivng that rug!

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

it looks amazing!

paula said...

It looks beautiful! I would love a space for the kiddos toys other than the bedrooms and garage. Love the trim!

Jessie said...

your "budget basement" looks so chic. love it!

ASHLEY said...

Looks great! I love that rug!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

It looks so fabulous and you must start using it. We just redid our basement a few months ago as well and turned it into a playroom and it's my favourite room in the house now- keeps all the toys in one spot and out of my living room-the kids love being down there and it's a real space for them to explore, which I love. It took a while to get into the habit of going down there (and it's always a little cold) but now we have it as part of our daily activity rotation and we all love it. Yours is so lovely so definitely, go down there! xo

Marianne - Style For Living said...

What a gorgeous basement! Love what you've done. I'm sure you will get a lot of use out of it now!

Project Shannon said...

Nice job! I would totally use that space!

Jenn said...

What a great space! I super jealous ... posting pics of my basement today and it's no where near this awesome. Still in studs :)

SHERRY HART said...

I love that room!!! My favorite color [white]. It is so crazy that people just tend to hang out in the kitchen, no matter how small it is! Hopefully you will use it more now because it is so CUTE!

Andrea Johnson said...

It looks so great Sarah! Love the panelling. I wish I had a basement for the kids. Whether it's used or not at least you have a space for all their stuff:)

Ash said...

LOVE this space! And I'm DYING over that desk behind the couch... it's beautiful!

Lovin That! said...

I love it!! That's one stylish basement. We are in that process right now of making ours a toy/tv space. I love the panelling - any tips on that I can share with my hubby?

a place and a space said...

Looks great! I love, LOVE that rug? Is it from IKEA?

Diana Mieczan said...

Looks really amazing..I love the rug so much..Well done, my dear
Happy New Year

Mary said...

I would totally use this room! What a lovely space.

JMW said...

If only our basement was that stylish! Love it!

Amanda said...

Just found your blog...J'adore! You are amazing...I think I will just keep going back pages :)

http://recycledconsignanddesign.blogspot.com/

mydesignchic said...

What a great space...adore the IKEA rug!!

Belle Inspirations said...

Wow looks great, you've just inspired me to finally change our playroom, it's very similar to yours, well done! Sending best wishes your way for 2011xx

ashley cooper said...

Love it Sarah! Looks so great. Functional and Chic. Happy New Year. xoxo

Third Avenue Style said...

I love the rug - what I would do for a space like this - especially if it stayed this tidy...

Katie

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Beautiful. But I most love that desk. Soo pretty!

classic • casual • home said...

Wow! Nice Job. I would e spending lots of time there if I were you.
Mary Ann

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Oh wow, Sarah- it's gorgeous!!! You definitely give mr hope we can create a space this pretty with our master bath reno. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, ha! :)